Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 22nd Aug 2013 21:00 UTC
BeOS & Derivatives

Although I have been a lazy blogger lately we haven't been lazy working on our remaining tasks at all. So, unsurprisingly, since my previous post we have reached and passed a few nice milestones. The latest one is that we're finally able to build the gcc2/gcc4 hybrid Haiku images again, including all the software needed for the official release.

While that in itself isn't a particularly impressive feat - after all we were already able to build the complete gcc 2 part before - the interesting aspect is how we are doing it.

Interesting progress for Haiku.

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RE[4]: Focus
by ferrels on Fri 23rd Aug 2013 01:36 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Focus"
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That's true and I don't want to downplay all the hard work and the quality of the native apps included in Haiku but it just doesn't offer anything that cannot be found elsewhere. I'm not saying the Haiku needs a "killer app" to be successful either. I'm just saying that there's no compelling need to even try it if I can't do more than surf the web and play MP3s and videos. Heck 99% of the human race can do that on their cell phones. And I refuse to use Google Docs or other cloud-based services because I just don't trust them or my govt. with my privacy. (I'm a US citizen btw).

I agree that porting QT, wxwidgets or even FLTK would be a huge leap for Haiku. I think we'd see a flood of apps on Haiku if this happened.

Edited 2013-08-23 01:38 UTC

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